[amsat-bb] Boy Scouts Jamboree on the Air 10/15 - 10/16

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Sun Oct 9 14:41:08 PDT 2011

On Saturday, October 15th, I will be on the satellites as WA9BSA from the Three 
Fires Council (Illinois) Camporall for Jamboree on the Air.  I plan to try all 
workable passes of the FM and linear sats, between 1400Z and 2200Z (if set up in 
time, I may start even earlier), using both an HT and my 910H (QRP) with an 
Arrow antenna.  The scouts will participate by holding & aiming the antenna, 
logging, and may even make some contacts (although in the past, they've been 
pretty mic-shy).

More than 5000 scouts have registered for the Camporall, and we anticipate 
several hundred passing thru the amateur radio demo area throughout the day.  In 
addition to the satellites, we will have HF stations operating on several of the 
published JOTA frequencies, +/- QRM  (see 
http://www.scouting.org/jota/operators_guides.aspx), and will attempt a sked 
with the World Scout Bureau station in Geneva, Switzerland.  

Be sure to give JOTA stations a chance on the birds this coming weekend!


George, KA3HSW

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